Brademas was the representative for Indiana’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 1959 to 1980.
Brademas is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Brademas sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 14, 1975 to Dec 13, 1980. See full analysis methodology.
Brademas was the primary sponsor of 30 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 5794 (96th): A bill to designate the building known as the Federal Building in Evansville, Indiana, as the “Winfield K. Denton Building”.
- H.J.Res. 1 (96th): A joint resolution to extend the time for filing the Economic Report.
- H.R. 12467 (95th): Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental Disabilities Amendments
- H.R. 12255 (95th): Comprehensive Older Americans Act Amendments
- H.R. 10569 (95th): A bill to amend the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Act to extend the authorizations and appropriations for carrying out the provisions of such Act, and for ...
- H.J.Res. 649 (95th): White House Conference on the Arts Act
- H.R. 12484 (95th): Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Amendments
Does 30 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Brademas sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (31%) Social Welfare (17%) Arts, Culture, Religion (15%) Economics and Public Finance (12%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%) Education (7%) International Affairs (6%) Families (5%)
Some of Brademas’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 835 (96th): A resolution providing for the appointment of a committee to notify the ...
- H.Res. 832 (96th): A resolution providing for the printing of the House Rules and the ...
- H.Res. 833 (96th): A resolution providing for the printing of reports of the Comptroller General ...
- H.Con.Res. 459 (96th): A concurrent resolution providing for the sine die adjournment of the Ninety-sixth ...
- H.Con.Res. 366 (96th): A concurrent resolution to promote the competitiveness of the U.S. industry in ...
- H.Con.Res. 291 (96th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress with respect to ...
- H.R. 5794 (96th): A bill to designate the building known as the Federal Building in ...
From Jan 1959 to Dec 1980, Brademas missed 503 of 7,782 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is better than the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills